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complement

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 something that serves to complete or make up for a deficiency in something else
  • with his practicality and her refreshing enthusiasm, they are perfect complements to each other

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2 the largest number or amount that something can hold
  • a full complement of sailors on the ship

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complement

verb

Synonyms of complement (Entry 2 of 2)

to serve as a completing element to
  • this silk handkerchief will complement your suit very nicely and give it a bit of dash

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The first known use of complement was in the 14th century

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compleat

complement

complementary

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“Complement.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/complement. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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